The look of sari is changing. In a decided shift from its graceful,
elegant image, the sari is now fun, providing enough length in its 6
yards for the wearer and designer to experiment freely. Designer sarees
have become very popular nowadays. Manufactures of the latest designer
sarees are using different types of fabrics and designs to make this
ethnic Indian attire look gorgeous and different.
Indian Designer sarees are basically for formal occasions, weddings and
marriages. Designer sarees are not any region or style specific. Any
type of saree whether embroidered, printed, silk or cotton can be given
a designer look to distinguish it from other regular sarees.
Not surprisingly, then most designers choose to include the sari in
their collections every year. Various Indian designers have come with
innovative designs for designer sarees. For example:
- The leading brand in the world of Indian Saree fashion, Satya
Paul is well known for its exclusive printed sarees, embroidered
saris and designer sarees.
- The exclusive sarees in Neeta Lulla collection, who
designed costumes for bollywood, were outstanding, with beautiful
colour contrasts and elaborate sequin and bead work, sometimes on
the pleats or along the border and sometimes running through the
middle of the pallav or all over the saree.
- Another innovation gaining ground is the deconstructed saree.
Designers like Suneet Verma and Tarun Tahiliani are cutting
it into two and draping it over embroidered petticoats, which can be
proudly flaunted with matching cholis or jackets.
- Ravi Bajaj walks his own course with a preference for
creating innovative cuts and colour combinations. While Bajaj
prefers to stay away from Indian silhouettes like the ghagra and
salwar suit, he has an ongoing romance with the saree. Brilliantly
coloured sarees formed an important part of his collection.
- Malini Ramani showed shaded diva saris with prints as
varied as Moghul vases, maps of India and the Indian paisley motif.
Net ruffles made an appearance on the edges giving the sari a
dress-like flounce and so on.
The material used for the designer sarees
is flowing and
graceful. Georgettes, crepes and silks form the basis for most of their
creations. Various sarees that fall into designer category areas
- Designer Indian sarees have beads, khadanas, zardosi, zari,
crystals, kundans and a variety of other works.
- Computer embroidery, with a touch of handwork, is also done.
- There are designer sarees with rich traditional chikan
embroidery in colored thread all over.
- Designers transforms traditional saris into contemporary wear.
They do so by doing a bit of appliqué work, Kashmiri
embroidery or even hand embroidery. For instance, a conventional
Kanjeevaram sari gains an all-new look when contrast thread work is
done on its border, pallu and has unique-looking "buttas"
on the body.
- Designer fashion saree can have jardosi hand embroidered saree
with georgette saree in sequence & thread.
- Designer silk sarees are a new trend in the fashion and is a
- All bollywood sarees worn by our beautiful actresses are designer
sarees-the list is is endless.
Designer sarees have become very popular among the ladies in India
who belong to the elite class and have a great sense of wearing the